Lau­toka, Ba clash in semis

Fiji Sun - - Sport - JUS­TINE MAN­NAN jus­­nan@fi­

The Lau­toka Un­der-14 team will play Ba in the sec­ond quar­ter­fi­nal of the Voda­fone Fiji Pri­mary Schools In­ter-District Cham­pi­onship (IDC) at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nau­sori to­day.

Lau­toka sealed their quar­ter­fi­nal spot beat­ing Bua 1-0 in their sec­ond last pool game. The Courts IDC win­ners are look­ing to make it a dou­ble but coach Naveen Ku­mar said it will be an up­hill bat­tle for them.

“It feels great to have qual­i­fied for the quar­ter­fi­nals and it will be in­ter­est­ing to see what hap­pens,” Ku­mar said. “There is a lot of pres­sure on us to win be­cause we won the Courts IDC ti­tle and our fans and those who have been sup­port­ing us from the start ex­pects us to win again in this tour­na­ment. “But I know and I have told my boys that it will not be easy be­cause most of the teams are try­ing to beat us.” Last year, the team reached the semi-fi­nals but bowed out to Labasa. “We want to take it a step up from where we fin­ished off last year, we want to make it to the fi­nals and win,” he said. Lau­toka will play Ba in the sec­ond quar­ter­fi­nal match at 8:30am at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nau­sori to­day. Edited by Osea Bola

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